Stretching across the southern portion of the North American continent, Mexico is thirteenth largest country on Earth and one of its most diverse. Running across the centre of the country, the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt is home to some of the tallest peaks on the continent. Deserts stretch across the north of the country and thick tropical rainforests sprawl over the south. All of this incredible diversity makes Mexico one of the most visited countries in the world.
Famous Mountains in Mexico
Due to its considerable size, Mexico is home to a number of different mountain ranges, including the Sierra Madre Occidental, Sierra Madre Oriental and Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. The highest mountains in the country are found in the latter of these ranges.
At 5,636 metres (18,491 feet) in elevation, Pico de Orizaba (also known as Citlaltépetl) is the tallest peak in the country and the third highest in North America. It’s relative ease of access combined with incredible views from the summit make it the most popular climbing destination in Mexico.
Other popular expeditions in Mexico are:
- Nevado de Toluca
- Nevado de Colima
- Picacho del Diablo
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